The ASIC Podcast
Episode 65: Crypto-assets for first time investors

Episode 65: Crypto-assets for first time investors

June 25, 2021

In this episode we discuss crypto-assets for first time investors with Hema Raman, Crypto-Asset Coordinator at ASIC. 
If you're thinking about investing in crypto-assets, hear from ASIC on what to think about and look out for before you invest. 

 

 

Episode 64: Markets enforcement outcomes

Episode 64: Markets enforcement outcomes

May 5, 2021

In this episode, we discuss the work of ASIC’s Markets Enforcement team. We are joined by ASIC Senior Executive Leader, Molly Choucair, to discuss recent Court action against AGM Markets and Antares Energy as well as ASIC’s Immunity Policy.

Episode 63: ASIC enforcement update July to December 2020

Episode 63: ASIC enforcement update July to December 2020

April 16, 2021

In this episode, we discuss ASIC’s Enforcement Update for July to December 2020. We are joined by ASIC Commissioner Sean Hughes who takes us through ASIC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its major enforcement outcomes in 2020.  For more information, download the enforcement report and read the media release

Episode 62: Corporate governance enforcement outcomes

Episode 62: Corporate governance enforcement outcomes

February 11, 2020

In this episode, we discuss the work of ASIC’s Corporations and Corporate Governance Enforcement team. We explore ASIC’s cases against former Kleenmaid director Mr Andrew Eric Young, former Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Healthzone Limited, Mr Peter David Roach and former liquidator David Leigh.

Episode 61: Risky business: land banking property investment schemes

Episode 61: Risky business: land banking property investment schemes

January 15, 2020

Investing in land and property is certainly not a revolutionary idea. Australians have been investing in bricks, mortar and land for decades, but unfortunately not all property investment schemes are the same. 'Land banking' can produce returns for investors but comes with significant red flags. It is often unregulated, leaving investors without protection if things go wrong. In this episode, we explore some of the land banking schemes shut down by ASIC.

Episode 60: Holes in the safety net: A review of TPD insurance claims

Episode 60: Holes in the safety net: A review of TPD insurance claims

November 13, 2019

In this episode we discuss the findings and recommendations from ASIC’s thematic review of total and permanent disability (TPD) insurance in Australia including what ASIC expects insurers and superannuation trustees to do to address the poor consumer outcomes. We are joined by the Senior Executive Leader of ASIC's Insurers team, Emma Curtis, and the Senior Executive Leader of the Superannuation team, Jane Eccleston. 

For more information about the review, download ASIC Report 633 Holes in the safety net: a review of TPD insurance claims and read ASIC media release 19-281MR ASIC calls on insurers and trustees to take action to improve consumer outcomes from total and permanent disability insurance.

Episode 59: Ben Jayaweera found guilty after three-week trial, sentenced to 12 years

Episode 59: Ben Jayaweera found guilty after three-week trial, sentenced to 12 years

October 18, 2019

Mr Jayaweera’s former clients were at or near retirement age. He invested their superannuation money into a scheme, an abalone farm, without their knowledge. The abalone farm was then wound up by receivers and liquidators, with no available returns for investors.

Listen to ASIC’s Marita Hogan detail the case against Mr Ben Jayaweera, where he was found guilty after a three-week trial in the Brisbane District Court.

Episode 58: Oversight of non-financial risk

Episode 58: Oversight of non-financial risk

October 1, 2019

In this episode, we discuss the first report from ASIC’s Corporate Governance Taskforce: Director and officer oversight on non-financial risk. We are joined by Suneeta Sidhu, the team leader of the Taskforce.

Episode 57: Are car insurance investigations treating consumers fairly?

Episode 57: Are car insurance investigations treating consumers fairly?

September 9, 2019

In this episode, we discuss ASIC's review of how car insurance claims are investigated where fraud is suspected. We are joined by the Senior Executive Leader of ASIC's Insurers team, Emma Curtis, and the Director of Casework at the Financial Rights Legal Centre, Alexandra Kelly.

For more information about the review, download ASIC Report 621Roadblocks and roundabouts: A review of car insurance claim investigations and read ASIC media release 19-172MRASIC’s review finds car insurance investigations treat consumers unfairly.

Episode 56: ASIC’s case against former director Bradley Silver

Episode 56: ASIC’s case against former director Bradley Silver

September 6, 2019

In this episode, we discuss ASIC’s case against Bradley Silver, a former director of a property development company who defrauded his clients of $4.7 million.

Read ASIC media release 19-243MR - Gold Coast director and property developer sentenced to eight years' imprisonment - for more information.

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